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Presented By: Penny W Stamps School of Art & Design

Opening Reception, Panel Discussion, and Book Signing for LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint is Family in Three Acts at Flint Institute of Arts

LaToya Ruby Frazier, "Moses West Holding a “Free Water” Sign on North Saginaw Street Between East Marengo Avenue and East Pulaski Avenue, Flint, Michigan", 2019/2020. LaToya Ruby Frazier, "Moses West Holding a “Free Water” Sign on North Saginaw Street Between East Marengo Avenue and East Pulaski Avenue, Flint, Michigan", 2019/2020.
LaToya Ruby Frazier, "Moses West Holding a “Free Water” Sign on North Saginaw Street Between East Marengo Avenue and East Pulaski Avenue, Flint, Michigan", 2019/2020.
Join us for the opening reception for Act I of LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint is Family in Three
Acts with the artist. Light refreshments will be served. The reception will be followed by
a panel discussion featuring LaToya Ruby Frazier, Shea Cobb,
Amber Hasan, and Mr. Douglas R. Smiley, moderated by Niecole
Middleton. Visitors are invited to submit questions for the participants the
day of the panel and prior to the event on the museum’s website or through a
form located at the FIA’s Visitor Services Desk. A book signing will follow
the discussion.
[1 - 2pm: Opening reception with light refreshments; 2–3pm: Panel
Discussion; 3-4pm: Book signing.]
The exhi­bi­tion LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint is Family in Three Acts brings together photographs from five years of research and
collaboration between LaToya Ruby Frazier and two poets, activists, mothers and
residents of Flint, Michigan, Shea Cobb and Amber Hasan. Flint Is Family In Three Acts (2016-2021) was developed by Frazier to
advocate for access to clean and safe drinking water for all regardless of race,
religion and economic status.
The Acts in LaToya Ruby Frazier:
Flint is Family in Three Acts are being shown across three venues: Stamps Gallery (Act III) at University of Michigan, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at
Michigan State University (Act II), and Flint Institute of Arts (Act I), for the first time in Michigan and the U.S.
LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint is Family in Three Acts is on view at Stamps Gallery from August 26, 2022 – January 14,
2023. For a complete list of public programs visit: https://stamps.umich.edu/events/latoya-ruby-frazier-flint-is-family-in-three-acts.
LaToya Ruby Frazier, "Moses West Holding a “Free Water” Sign on North Saginaw Street Between East Marengo Avenue and East Pulaski Avenue, Flint, Michigan", 2019/2020. LaToya Ruby Frazier, "Moses West Holding a “Free Water” Sign on North Saginaw Street Between East Marengo Avenue and East Pulaski Avenue, Flint, Michigan", 2019/2020.
LaToya Ruby Frazier, "Moses West Holding a “Free Water” Sign on North Saginaw Street Between East Marengo Avenue and East Pulaski Avenue, Flint, Michigan", 2019/2020.

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